United head to Slough Town FC on Saturday with the intention of taking all three points.
Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat to Oxford City will have focused a few minds in Gary Owers’ squad. The performances up to that point have been encouraging according to the Gaffer.
“Very good up until Tuesday evening when I just felt we came of it a little bit,” said Owers at his weekly press call. “But to win at the weekend against Slough would put that right. I’d settle for two points per game up until the five game mark.
“I’ve spoke to the lads, they know themselves. Really, they’ve come up with the answers as well. When they know, it’s not a bad thing in a way. I always say don’t let games pass you by and unfortunately 45 minutes passed us by – can’t afford to do it. That’s gone, it’s what we do next.”
Slough Town have a similar record to United so far this season with two wins, a draw, and a defeat in their opening four games.
“Their manager done really well last year – they got promoted. They’re a new team and they’re finding their feet. They’re direct and they’re big and strong. They’ll be ready and waiting, I’m sure,” said the Gaffer about Saturday’s opponents.
Saturday sees another match on a 3G surface for United. Tuesday night’s match will hopefully prepare the team for what is in store, although Owers doesn’t see it as playing a significant part in the game.
“We train on it a lot during the winter. We played on one pre-season. We went up to Sutton last year and won and didn’t do any preparation on any type of 3G surface. In the modern day I think all players are familiar with it. We’ve got to go to Eastbourne, Slough, it’s part and parcel now.”
George Essuman and Alex Bass have returned to training this week. Jakub Sokolik is still out of contention having picked up an injury in United’s win over East Thurrock.
Slough Town Vs Torquay United | 18/08/18 | 3pm KO | Arbour Park, Stoke Rd, Slough SL2 5AY |
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- Matchday programmes – £2
- Turnstiles open at 13:30 – two turnstiles in operation, Turnstile 4 and Turnstile 1.
- No segregation to be enforced
- No ATMs on site – however major credit and debit cards are accepted at the turnstiles, club shop and main bar in the West Stand.
- No smoking or vaping inside Arbour Park – supporters wishing to smoke can have their hand stamped at of the exit gates by a steward to enable readmission
- Consumption of alcohol is to be restricted to two dedicated areas – the first floor bar in the main stand (West Stand) and an outdoor bar within the ground.
- We will be serving hot and cold drinks from the first floor bar area in the West Stand and the Club Room, which is on the ground floor of the West Stand.
- The ground is a short 10-15 minute walk from Slough town centre and the train and bus stations.
- Parking at Arbour Park and Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy next door is free, but severely limited (post code for both is SL2 5AY). We would strongly encourage supporters to car-share or travel by public transport where possible. If driving, we would recommend parking in one of the car parks nearer the town centre.If parking in residential areas, please be respectful to our neighbours – keep noise to a minimum, and do not litter. When parking, do not block entranceways and driveways, and do not park dangerously, including on blind corners.
- Directions to Arbour Park are available here: http://www.sloughtownfc.net/how-to-find-us
• A map showing nearby public car parks is here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9nC0MruyclrWlA1WWNmbWt4SXM